My research is focused on writing for screen and television. My main areas of interest are transnational screenwriting, South Korean film narratives, and the genres of comedy, drama, and science fiction (in particular the dark comedy and apocalyptic subgenres). My current project is concerned with the practice of transnational screenwriting and what considerations need to be taken when writing for British and South Korean audiences.
My research is currently examining literature and history as a site of interiority versus performance, expressly in relation to the 'silent decade' of John Ruskin, 1890-1900. I am writing an epistolary novel which formulates an archetypal storytelling structure of 'the prophet's journey', in part by mapping Biblical narratives onto Ruskin's 'intellectually anguished' path of spiritual and social development. My creative practice utilises my critical investigation of Ruskin’s letters, diaries and bible annotations to accurately and engagingly characterise his person and experience.
Luke's research focuses on Speculative Fiction, an umbrella term which encompasses genre fiction such as Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, and the Gothic with my more specific interests being Fantasy and the Gothic. He engages with this interest through readings of various media including film, television, novels, and videogames.